Forsinard

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Forsinard (1874-)

Station code: FRS National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.
Open on the Far North Line.

Description

This is a two platform station with a passing loop. It is separated from the goods yard to the south, which is now a permanent way siding, by a level crossing.

The station building (now an RSPB centre Forsinard Flows Visitor Centre ) still stands on the northbound platform. A timber waiting shelter with a heavy rolling door still stands on the southbound platform. The north end of the platforms are extended in timber. The station formerly had a lattice footbridge between the platforms, at the north end.

At the north end of the northbound platform is the disused former north box. Both north and south boxes opened around 1894. The south box was south of the level crossing and on the east side of the line opposite the goods yard turn out. The boxes closed in 1985 with the introduction of RETB and control passed to Dingwall.

The station formerly had a water tank for steam engines. This was south of the level crossing and on the east side. Water columns were provided on both platforms.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67




Nearby stations
Kinbrace
Altnabreac
Borrobol
Kildonan
Scotscalder
Salzcraggie
Halkirk
Helmsdale
West Helmsdale
Georgemas Junction
Hoy
Loth
Thurso
Bower
Lybster
Limeside Railway Cottage
County March Summit [Sutherland and Caithness]
Kinbrace Timber Loading
Claiseag Railway Cottage
Old Kinbrace Railway Cottage
Carbuie Railway Cottage
Kildonan Gold Rush
Balloch Railway Cottage
Olgrinbeg Peat Powerstation (here?)
Kileanan Railway Cottage
Dounreay Power Station
Tourist/other
Loch an Ruathair
Lochdhu Lodge
Kilearnan Hill
Cnoc Freiceadain Long Cairns
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

28/07/1874Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Line opened from Helmsdale (Duke of Sutherland's Railway) to Wick with stations at Salzcraggie (Private), Kildonan, Kinbrace, Forsinard, Altnabreac, Scotscalder, Halkirk, Georgemas Junction, Hoy, Thurso, Bower, Watten, Bilbster and Wick.

Books


Highland Survivor